Halloween

Halloween

DVD - 2007
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In 1963, six-year-old Michael Myers brutally killed his older sister. The silent child was incarcerated in the Smith's Grove Sanitarium under the care of psychiatrist Sam Loomis. Michael's hometown of Haddonfield was slowly begining to forget the tragic crime. That is until Loomis returns to the town to warn them of Myers' escape from Smith's Grove. With Michael set on killing a group of high school students, Loomis gets the hesitant town sheriff to help him stop Michael before it's too late.
Publisher: [Englewood, Colo.] : Starz Home Entertainment, [2007]
Edition: Restored ed.
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (92 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Alternative Title: John Carpenter's Halloween

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TheeAvebury
Oct 25, 2017

Upon its initial release, Halloween had difficulty finding its traction with moviegoers, but after a few positive reviews, John Carpenter's horror flick was off and running. Even more spectacular is that fact that the film was produced on a ridiculously tiny budget of $325,000, eventually cashing in big with an impressive $70 million.
By now, most everyone is probably at least vaguely familiar with the concept of the boogeyman and quite possibly even well-acquainted with the boogeyman himself - the man in the white mask that walked around stalking babysitters, Michael Myers. This cold-hearted killer has ingrained himself in pop culture, creating legions of fans, endless merchandise, and several sequels featuring the character, including two reboot films. Myers is the villain everyone loves to hate, having been forged into the spitting image of evil - unrelenting in his mission to stalk and eventually eliminate his prey.
The creation of the Michael Myers, one of the most iconic and recognizable characters in the horror genre, leaves little doubt that Halloween is the greatest horror film ever created.

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SLOOPY1st
Sep 23, 2017

everyone, please be sure to watch special bonus features before judging film content.
with limited budget, release in 1978, etc. hopefully you will understand the history and skill plus the simple but intense soundtrack that makes this an amazing movie that is still the best of the series that ended with only 2 of the original stars in Halloween H20

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cphare2017
Sep 21, 2017

Hello, it's a horror movie. The more unanswered questions the better it makes it... it maybe an oldie and compared to movies now it doesn't compare graphic wise. But for my self and my family it is definitely a family favorite during Halloween. It's not a gory bloody movie which was obviously the point as Rob zombies was the exact opposite. You opinions ate yours. Got get upset at other that you weren't happy with "wasting your time " watching it. I own and love all of them.... !!!!!
And remember this movie is almost 40 years old.. ...

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DUVIDL
Sep 14, 2017

OH MY GOD AND GAG ME WITH A SPOON! IS POOR WITTLE 'MANMACHINE' STILL PEDDLING HIS JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL OPINION?! This is the first `Slasher Film` that understood, like Hitchcock`s `PSYCHO`, the magic of Val Lewton`s classics: it`s not what you see, It`s What You THINK You See. What you can conjure up inside your own imagination is a thousand times more terrifying (and lingers longer in your dark livingroom in the middle of the night) than anything a filmmaker can graphically shove in your face. Only YOU know all your fears and phobias. `HALLOWEEN` also sidesteps the `LUCY` Syndrome, waiting around, snickering, for the dumb broad to get it ("We`re Gonna Do It MY Way, Ethel!") then chortling when she gets her just desserts ("Lu-cee! You Got Some `Plainin` To Do!") by giving us a (legitimate) heroine to identify with and cheer for. If you like the protagonist, you care; If you care, you feel terror when they`re (YOU`RE) in danger. It also solves the "Why The H@## Don`t They/Doesn`t She Just Run Out Of The D*^% House?!" problem. Jamie Lee Curtis`s character is responsible for the welfare of two children, and - like the hero/heroine of mythology and folklore - will not abandon them. Finally, in my opinion, the first unmasking scene at the beginning of the movie still hold the power shock, unlike the grotesque face we are led to expect. I like it (you`ld never guess, would ya.)

Marinetti Apr 27, 2017

The classic John Carpenter horror film.

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VonHafenstaaad
Apr 27, 2017

The quintessential slasher film. Brilliantly subtle in direction, sharply written, well-acted, and nail-bitingly suspenseful from the first frame to the last. This is the template from which all subsequent slashers were built upon; horror in its purest form.

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Calvacade
Apr 19, 2017

I love horror movies. This is my favorite horror movie.

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c67macdonald
Mar 20, 2017

Sssssscary and suspense filled!

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Fuzzy_Wuzzy
Oct 25, 2016

OK. Let's face it - Back in 1978 this sick & twisted little slasher-horror picture may have packed a substantial-sized wallop and wowed audiences everywhere.... But, today, nearly 40 years later - (Watching it with a very critical eye) - Halloween certainly left this somewhat jaded viewer quite bewildered and, yes, let down by the sheer tediousness that prevailed throughout its story..... (Need I go on?)

And, speaking about Michael Myers' teenage sister being butchered in the film's opening scene - No one (in their right mind) can tell me that this grown girl (who wasn't caught completely off guard by Michael's appearance) couldn't have fought off this 6-year-old (Yes! That's right! - A 6-year-old!!) who was wielding a butcher knife with the sole purpose of killing her.

I mean - C'mon, folks - Take the time to really think through how preposterous and implausible that scenario actually is, especially when you take into account that Michael didn't take his sister by total surprise - No - She clearly saw him coming at her with the knife.... Sheesh! Spare me!!

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XGirl
Oct 10, 2016

Well, darlings - What I'd like to know is this - If Michael Myers spent 15 years in an insane asylum (from the age of 6, onwards) - When and where, exactly, did he learn how to drive a car?

Like, hello??!!! - I mean, he sure had no trouble zooming down the highway, in a stolen vehicle, on his way back to Maddonfield.

I can't believe that there is still a fuss being made over this horror film 40 years later. It isn't that good!!

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DanielleH_0
Jun 24, 2015

Michael Myers escapes from a mental hospital and goes on a rampage on Halloween night.

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Ninja10
Oct 19, 2012

On Halloween night years ago, little Michael Meyers brutally slaughtered his sister in cold blood. But for the last fifteen years, town residents have rested easy, knowing that he was safely locked away in a mental hospital ... until tonight. Tonight, Michael returns to the same quiet neighborhood to relive his grisly murder again ... and again ... and again. Tonight is Halloween!

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Laura_X Oct 26, 2016

It’s Halloween, everyone’s entitled to one good scare.

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